To avoid falling at the first hurdle of recruiting a hair and make up artist for your big day, check for reviews and look at previous work carried out. Have a trial up in advance and air any concerns you have regarding your hair and skin. A good hair and makeup artist will listen to your concerns and take these on board. Maybe try and arrange for your dress fitting to take place after your trial. Seeing everything come together in advance will give your confidence a huge boost ahead of your special day.Read More
It felt so good to get back to styling brides again but I still cannot believe the huge effect these restrictions have had on the wedding industry and on our special brides and grooms. I feel for everyone who has had to go through all this upset when it should have been such a happy time for everyone. I have had a few brides that have continued with their wedding date with the new restriction of 15, with the plan to have a huge party hopefully next year. Here are some images of their wedding day.Read More
What a year it has been! Hair and Makeup services closed down for months, Brides and Proms forced to reschedule their big day to a later date while many opting for a smaller intimate wedding instead.
Hygiene and Cleaning
I have always taken sanitisation very seriously and have now set aside additional time between clients to sanitise even more. I want to reassure you that I am doing all I can to ensure your safety during your trial and on your wedding day. My number one priority is the wellbeing of my brides and clients and in providing a safe environment for everyone. I have reworked my hair and makeup kits and will be keeping you informed of the often changing guidelines.
I will be cleaning my beauty room from top to bottom each day. Freshly sanitising all kit and touch points for each client.
Please make use of the tissues and anti-bacterial gel provided. I am asking my clients to wash / sanitise their hands on arrival at their trial, throughout time at and before leaving my bridal room.
You will need to keep all your belongings with you, including coats. Bring a bottle of water with you to the trial.
My bridal room is quite small, so please try to avoid bringing extra persons with you as it may be difficult to maintain a 1m distance throughout the trial. If someone else will be having a trial, maybe ask them to arrive a little later.
I will be wearing a face shield and a face mask whilst styling your hair and applying your makeup. The current guidelines are for clients to wear a face mask throughout their trial. With regards to makeup, you will only need to wear the mask while I carry out work around your eyes, which will be the first stage of the makeup application. All this extra hygiene takes extra time so we will need to incorporate this additional time into your wedding morning to ensure you still are completely ready in plenty of time. Please remember, I am carrying out all the above measures to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please get in touch. xxRead More
I am still managing to keep my hand in during lockdown, as my lovely daughter has been very kind and given me more of her time for me to try out a few more hairstyles. Here are a few more to keep us going until restrictions are lifted, which hopefully, won’t be too long now.Read More
I must admit, I am having huge withdrawal symptoms of styling my brides hair and makeup. I have managed to persuade my daughter to give me some of her time during lockdown to play with her hair. Here are a few hairstyles we have created over the last couple of weeks. Thinking of all my lovely brides and grooms who were supposed to be getting married this week at Leez Priory and Blake Hall in Ongar, Essex. Maybe open a bottle of champagne and make a toast to each other and of the good times ahead. Thinking of you all.Read More
It has been so upsetting to read all the sad emails from all my lovely brides and grooms having to postpone their 2020 weddings. Some of my brides were due to marry the week following lockdown. This has been such a difficult time for them all. Each week I am still receiving emails from brides holding off postponing their weddings, in the hope that the lockdown restrictions are lifted but it is looking more like we will have to wait a few weeks longer.
So far I have been able to cover most new dates for my brides and grooms with the exception of one or two. I am continuing to work from home, styling my daughters hair and makeup, doing different styles and just keeping my hand in so I am fired up and ready to go as soon as we get the thumbs up. We are all in this together. Take care everyone and stay safe, looking forward to seeing you all again soon.Read More
I have been styling brides at Gosfield Hall for so many years, doing their hair and makeup and catering for the bridal party too. We usually start off in the Ladys Chambers, which is a stunning little cottage attached the Gosfield Hall, and then mid morning, we move over into the stunning Rococo Room where we do the finishing touches, touching up the lipstick and doing the final touches to the hair. Everything is timed to perfection to ensure the bride can relax all morning without the worry of running out of time. I always make sure the bride has enough time to raise a glass of champagne with her bridal party, before the Registrars enter the room. Its always a busy morning with the bridesmaids keeping the bride happy, florists arriving, photographers snapping away and the cake being prepared downstairs. Also, with family arriving early and popping up to say hello to the bride. Its always a morning to remember. Yesterday I did the makeup for the bride and the bridal party. I only managed to take a photo of one of the bridesmaids but will be posting the professional photos here once the photographer has them ready (EPS Photography).Read More
I had the pleasure of styling beautiful Janes hair for her wedding day at this wonderful wedding venue. I also styled her mothers hair and her bridal party too. It was such a wonderful relaxed morning but I think that was mostly down to the fact that Jane was very calm and she had lots of support from her wonderful bridesmaids. The makeup artist on the day was Elaine Marie from elainemariemakeup.co.uk who ensured they all looked fabulous. The bridesmaids all chose their own hairstyle so I enjoyed making their vision a reality.Read More
I was so pleased to see my bride Francesca, and also all my hard work, featured in the acclaimed English Wedding Blog this week. Francescas wedding was just perfect and she made all the right choices with her suppliers too. The wedding took place at Mulberry House in Ongar. Take a look…….Read More
I had the absolute pleasure of working at the wonderful Mulberry House in Ongar recently, one of my favourite venues!
I’m sure Everyone loves a wedding, especially when it comes to the very first glimpse of the beautiful bride. Being a hair and makeup artist specialising in Wedding Hair and Makeup, I get to see brides on their wedding morning all year round.
I am always so privileged to be a part of the brides wedding morning and play such a big role in ensuring she looks her very best. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing everything come together. From the moment the bride and bridesmaids put on their dresses to when the flowers arrive and also seeing the tears fill the brides eyes when she first sets eyes on her family.
All these moments are so special and photographer Scott Miller from Boutique Wedding Films captured them all. Scott is one of my favourite photographers and I am always thrilled when I learn he is the photographer on the day. He completely captures the wedding day to the point I feel like I have been one of the guests. Here are some of his wonderful photos from Francescas wedding. Scott just fits in around your wedding day. Very much in the background but quietly capturing all the magic.
Mulberry House in Ongar is such a beautiful wedding venue. I think it is the most perfect wedding venue….A Country House, all yours for the day.Read More
This is beautiful Nicola who had the most amazing wedding day. I styled Nicola, her mum and her bridesmaid at her home.
I styled Nicolas hair using hair extensions to add length and volume. We stayed with earthy colours for her makeup. Her dress was absolutely stunning, Nicola looked absolutely perfect. Nicola and her fiancé exchanged their vows at Langtons in Hornchurch, then everyone climbed a double decker bus which took the newly married bride and groom and all their wedding guests to dine at the Globe Theatre in London. It sounded absolutely wonderful.
Double Decker Bus
Nicola and her fiancé exchanged their vows at Langtons in Hornchurch, then everyone climbed a double decker bus which took the newly married bride and groom and all their wedding guests to dine at the Globe Theatre in London. It sounded absolutely wonderful.
All the guests had a glass of prosecco and a slice of quiche to enjoy on their journey. Congratulations Nicola and thank you for letting me be a part of your fabulous morning. Here are some photos taken by the fantastic Gary Derbridge . When I saw Nicolas photographs I knew she had chosen a very talented photographer. Here are some of the photos from her fabulous day.
Here are the beautiful professional photos from Alex Reeds wedding. Her amazing photographer, Sally Forder from www.binkynixon.com caught the day just perfectly!
I feel I was at the wedding myself just by looking at these fantastic images. The florist, Kate from www.tangle&Thyme.co.uk created the most wonderful bouquet for her bride (also her daughter!!) and the bridesmaids and the wonderful arrangements in the Marquee too.
I hope you enjoy looking through Alex’s wedding day. This was all taking place in leafy Good Easter in Chelmsford.
I had an a fantastic morning with bride Alex on her wedding day and loved carrying out her hair and makeup for her on such a special day. Alex married at the stunning High Easter church in Chelmsford, Essex.
Alex is so vivacious, beautiful and so giving. She spent her morning getting ready at her parents home, which is actually a rarity these days.
It was so calm, fun and very busy. Alex had a few bridesmaids, (her two beautiful sisters and some of her friends who have been on lifes wonderful journey with her). The wedding morning entailed lots of bridesmaids walking in and out, beautiful little dogs racing around with pink bows tied around their necks.
Florist – Tangle & Thyme
Alexs’ mum, Kate, is a florist and wow, she created the most beautiful wedding bouquet for her daughter. A very talented florist, you really must check Kates website out, TangleandThyme. She is amazing!!
The Wedding Cake
I also think you should also check out the cake – The Hazlebury kitchen.
The photographer on the day was Sally Forder, who is Assistant to Binky Nixon, again, check Sally out. What a fabulous lady, great fun to be around too, super talented. Now for some of the beautiful images of her wonderful wedding day.
Welcome to my Blog. I'm a multi award winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist working with Brides all over Essex and London. I have been working in the wedding industry for 20 years. I have also recently won Wedding Hairstylist of the Year for the third time and the most recent Award I received was for Bridal Hairstylist of the Year.
I trained at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron. He gave me the confidence to explore and experiment with hair and that is exactly what I like to do, ensuring you have the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. I love working with hair and creating the impossible.
I trained as a Makeup Artist in London alongside some of the industries most famous makeup artists. You will often find me at Masterclasses, keeping up to date with the latest trends. My aim is for my brides to looked absolutely stunning on their wedding day and that they enjoy receiving endless compliments about their hair and makeup all day long.